Est. 2014

Improve your writing, mingle with bestselling authors, and discover today's best writing practices at Australia's most immersive writing experience.

Next Retreat: SOUL OF STORY

2025: Date TBA

Cedar Creek Lodges, Mount Tamborine


BOOKINGS OPEN SOON - we are finalising dates with potential venues.

“I left the retreat so impressed with how professional and friendly and downright fun the gathering was. The participants were all eager to learn and a really interesting bunch; the organisers were great to deal with; all the presentations were interesting and relevant; the setting was unparalleled; the facilities were topnotch. I hope to revisit the Rainforest Writing Retreat soon! One of the best events I’ve been to.”

Anna Campbell, romance author

Writing retreat tickets $695

What's included

  • Three days of immersive masterclasses where you will workshop your ideas and leave with pages and pages of writing.

  • You can secure your spot with a $100 deposit and pay off the total at your own pace (deposit is non-refundable).

  • Returning Retreaters receive a VIP discount of $30.

  • Networking activities to help you make life-long connections with other writers.

  • Personalised advice from publishing professionals.

  • Opportunities to meet and mingle with your favourite Australian authors.

  • Private time to write your novel while inspired by the serene rainforest enveloping you.

  • The option to share your writing for feedback.

  • Morning and afternoon teas, lunches and Friday night networking dinner. *Saturday dinner is not included to give our guests and crew time to reflect and write.

  • Access to the private RWR mastermind group on Facebook for ongoing support, online lessons and regular catch-ups.

  • An invitation to submit to our exclusive anthologies.

  • Sell copies of your published books at out RWR pop-up store.

  • Discount access to The Self-publishing Lab.

  • Retreater status for life!

  • Accommodation is NOT included in booking ticket - Rooms can be booked and paid directly through venue.

Reserve your spot today!

Just $695

Get your ticket now to reserve your place.

Accommodation can be booked through Cedar Creek Lodges.

Where is the Writing retreat?

The Location

Cedar Creek Lodges is nestled right in amongst the lush rainforest palms with background sounds of the creek and birds. on the top of a mountain in the majestic Lamington National Park. The staff will welcome you warmly and you will feel like family.

You can book your RWR Conference ticket and your accommodation on the bookings page. We receive special discounted rates for our Retreaters.

IS the Writing retreat for you?

The retreat is for you if...

  • You are a beginner or experienced writer.

  • You are nervous and want to meet welcoming writers.

  • You haven’t started your first draft or you’ve completed your manuscript and are ready to pitch.

  • You’re a bit stuck with your current novel.

  • You want to avoid expensive mistakes when self-publishing.

  • You’d like to sharpen your writing skills to produce sellable stories.

  • You just want to know the next steps in your publishing journey.

  • You want to calm, connect and create in a beautiful setting.

  • You want to be published in our popular anthology!

'This was a group of writers from across the country, coming

together to share ideas and be introduced to new possibilities,

and the concepts they developed were wonderful!'

Shaun Sunday (Presenter)

'I loved the retreat last year! Here's a little example of how good it was for me. Angela Slatter's talk inspired me to write short stories and last year I had a shortlisting and a win in competitions. I also really enjoyed the writing/critique/editing process for the anthology.'

Christine Betts (Author & Retreater)

'Thank you so much! It was a fantastic experience. Congratulations!'

Meg Vann (Presenter)


Every year, RWR invites Retreaters past and present to submit to the annual anthology. If you’re a Retreater, check out our submissions page! Click the covers to purchase.

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